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Message from the EID General Manager: Cost-of-Services Study completed

By Jim Abercrombie EID general manager  In the fall of 2011 the El Dorado Irrigation District completed an extensive Cost-of-Services Study to review our rates and ensure that costs were fairly allocated for all of our customers. As a result of the study, a model was developed to allocate the district’s operating and debt costs […]

Comments Off / January 05, 2012 | Posted in Commentary | Read More »

Q&A on aging EID infrastructure

El Dorado Irrigation District Communications Director Mary Lynn Carlton interviews Operations Director Tom McKinney about some of the very important capital projects that the district has undertaken in the last decade to ensure that we provide safe and reliable services for our customers. A previous interview with the director of engineering talked about the canal […]

Comments Off / January 05, 2012 | Posted in Cameron Park Life,News | Read More »

Preschool helps reading

By Dr. Vicki Barber Debates continue about whether or not preschool is important for children. For some of us it’s not a debate; we know it works for children. Two states in the nation, Georgia and Oklahoma, have mandated preschool programs and have consistently shown that preschool gives children a jump start in their learning. […]

Comments Off / January 03, 2012 | Posted in Commentary | Read More »

Oak Ridge falls short in Toss Up title game

MATT HOWARD shoots over a Bronco in Friday's championship game of the Toss Up tournament. Village Life photo by Pat Dollins

By Shane Theodore After rallying off two impressive victories to reach the Trojan Toss Up championship game, host Oak Ridge faltered in its third comeback bid and lost to the Bella Vista Broncos by a score of 65-55 in Friday’s championship game. “We were trying to force the issue too much tonight, and their size […]

Comments Off / January 03, 2012 | Posted in Sports | Read More »

Rolling Hills gives back

Students Chrisy Dahm, Megan Engle, Lauren Sharp, Tori Trylivich and Lauren Ropollo, left to right, pose with a man to whom they delivered gifts, center, over the holiday break. Courtesy photo

About 185 students and adults gathered together to spread some Christmas cheer to the homeless population in Sacramento and Placerville late last month. Every year the Rolling Hills Christian Church youth bring new blankets, sleeping bags and socks to the church to gift wrap and deliver to people who are in need. The junior high […]

Comments Off / January 03, 2012 | Posted in Feature Photos,News | Read More »

Trojans roll in semifinal win

Trojan Bryce Bastian goes against a Shasta defender in Wednesday's Toss Up opener. They beat Shast and followed with a win against Rio Americano. Village Life photo by Pat Dollins

By Shane Theodore After a close call against Shasta Wednesday, the Oak Ridge Trojans came into Thursday’s game against Rio Americano with a new mindset. “We came into tonight knowing what we had to change and improve on to win,” senior center Scott Sanchez said after Oak Ridge clobbered the Raiders 61-46 to advance to […]

Comments Off / December 30, 2011 | Posted in Sports | Read More »

Chiropractic clinic, spa team up to feed the hungry

Dr. Steve Long stands with some of the food donated by community members on HOPE Day. Courtesy photo

Town Center Family Chiropractic and Asante Spa teamed up for their annual fundraiser — HOPE Day — earlier last month, bringing in more that 1,200 pounds of food. The Helping Other People Eat event benefitted the Food Bank of El Dorado County. “The first year we had HOPE Day we raised close to 200 pounds […]

Comments Off / December 30, 2011 | Posted in Feature Photos,News | Read More »